67 Films For A Rainy Day

It’s a blustery day in East Central Illinois and I was just thinking about watching a movie. There’s nothing better than snuggling up under a blanket on a stormy day to watch something that transports you to a different place. All sorts of movies do this, action to drama, it just depends on a persons mood. I’m not sure what I’m in the mood for just yet, but here are a few excellent rainy day movies to consider.

Big Trouble in Little China

The 6th Day

Jackie Brown

Original Planet of the Apes


The Station Agent

Fried Green Tomatoes

The Shawshank Redemption

The Bourne Identity

V For Vendetta


Raiders of the Lost Ark

Playing By Heart

The Matrix

While You Were Sleeping

Star Wars


Baby Boom


Dark Knight

Memphis Belle

State and Main

The Fifth Element

Lost in Translation

Pan’s Labyrinth


Galaxy Quest

Meet Joe Black

Groundhog Day


A Beautiful Mind

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Fall

The Matador

Minority Report

Fool’s Rush In

Total Recall

Blade Runner

The Italian Job


For Love of the Game



The Abyss

Little Man Tate

Star Trek

The Help

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang


The King’s Speech

Pulp Fiction

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Notting Hill

Some Kind of Wonderful

Dark City

The Usual Suspects


Ocean’s Eleven

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

North by Northwest

Kill Bill Volume 1

Kill Bill Volume 2

Casino Royale

10 Cheesy Movies I Love… and two bonus features

This is a list, off the top of my head, of 10 totally cheesy (for one reason or another) movies I completely love. It’s great mindless entertainment watching these and I never, repeat, never, get tired of them. You might shake your head at me, wondering about my sanity in picking these gems, but really… I dare YOU not to like them.  You don’t have to say it out loud either.  You can keep the fact that you like them too to yourself.  It’s OK.  But, you like them.  I know it.  And, even if you don’t, watch and make fun.  That’s part of the joy of watching these films anyway.  The temperatures are going up, so… grab some popcorn, turn up the air conditioning, throw one of these bad boys in, and prepare to be entertained!   Say cheese….

Fools Rush In

I don’t know what it is about this movie, but I love it. Whenever this is on, I’ll watch it. Very cheesy, but so good.


I’ve watched this so much I can quote most of the dialogue. It’s such a great, funny, feel good kind of movie. “Worms Roxanne, worms!”

Love at First Bite

This one is so silly it gets me. I laugh through the whole thing. “With you, never a quickie, always a longie.” LOL How can you not laugh?


I think, with this one, it’s his little dancing around thing he does in this movie. This has never gotten anything close to good ratings, but you know, who cares about ratings. To me this is pure cheese ball entertainment.

High Anxiety

Mel Brooks at his cool kooky-est. This movie, for anyone who likes Hitchcock films, which I happen to love, is a must see. Too funny.

Princess Bride

Probably my favorite movie of all time. Love, action, silliness, good acting, and loads of cheese… all in one film. You might have to watch this one twice.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Women power, storytelling inside the movie, Jessica Tandy, Kathy Bates, and some good writing, once again.

Big Trouble in Little China

How can you not like this movie? I’ve seen it probably a hundred times and I still watch it every chance I get.

Dream a Little Dream

One of those great 80’s movies that, for some reason, I totally love. Maybe it’s because I have a spot in my heart for soft shoe. Nah, it’s probably just because Jason Robards is in it.

The Golden Child

“I want the knife. GIve me the knife. Pllleeeeeaaaasse.” I might have gotten some of that wrong, but it’s the gist of it. This one is so completely corny, and not all that well done, but who cares. I love the little kid in this.

Bonus round….

The Lost Boys

I was compiling the list just now and then remembered, when I got all done with it, that I love this movie. Probably one of the cheesiest vampire films of all time, but so totally cool. How can you not love Jason Patric’s angst or the over the top acting of who turns out to be the head vampire. Oh yeah, and Kiefer Sutherland is in it.

Long Kiss Goodnight  

And lastly, yet another great movie I forgot to add to the list, hence the addition of this just added bonus feature.  Samuel L. Jackson and Geena Davis have some great exchanges in this movie.  They keep me laughing.  Nothing like the whole, “I’m not talking about the linen”, exchange… it’s funny, and terrific.